Integrated energy systems: planning and operation

The coupling of energy sectors (i.e., gas, heat, and electricity) offers opportunities to absorb surplus electrical energy from renewable energy sources, store it, and provide back-up supply during periods of high demand as well as high prices, thus serving as an additional source of flexibility and security in energy systems. However, this requires the development of innovative control and optimization solutions as well as appropriate holistic planning strategies. Following this vision, ieet focuses on the following key topics:

  • Resilience, economic- and sustainability driven operation of coupled energy grids with a high share of renewable energies
  • Methods and tools for integrated network planning (electricity, heat, gas)
  • Modeling, simulation and validation of Cyber Physical Integrated Energy Systems
  • Operational integration of energy storage units in converter dominated energy systems

Research Projects in this area